The Best Albums of 2021 (So Far)
25 records to re-enter society to.
LISTEN: Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire Digs Deep on New Track “Black Mirror”
Los Angeles beat master Madlib serves up a quiet storm for the Brooklyn rapper’s cool summer rhymes.
WATCH: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Take “Bandana” to NPR’s Tiny Desk
When one of the show’s producers calls it the best Tiny Desk of the year, you know it’s gotta be good.
The Best Songs of 2019
Ten tracks we’ll go to the mat for.
WATCH: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Flashback to the Cocaine ’80s with “Gat Damn”
Gibbs introduces alter ego “Freddie Kane,” who snorts his blow with a tiny gold vacuum cleaner.
LIVE REVIEW: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Debut “Bandana” in Los Angeles
Hip-hop’s reigning odd couple hot-boxed rabid fans at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip.
Adult Swim Festival Goes Big for Year Two
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Jamie xx, and Lil Nas X highlight the lineup.
LISTEN: Madlib and Freddie Gibbs Tap Anderson .Paak for “Giannis”
It’s the latest track from their forthcoming “Bandana.”
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Are Ready to Deliver “Bandana”
One of the year’s most anticipated albums has a release date and life is good.
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Share “Bandana” Album Cover and My Body Is Ready
The LA producer and Indiana rapper prepare their first collaborative full-length since 2014’s “Piñata.”
LISTEN: Kanye West Finally Drops “No More Parties in LA” Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Drop-dro-dro-dro-drop it like Robocop.”
LISTEN: Kanye West Kicks Off G.O.O.D. Friday 2.0 with “Real Friends”
Just as Kim prophesied.
Sound Board: The Week’s Best Tracks
Depending on where you live, you’re either basking in an autumnal glow or roasting like a pig on spit. America! It’s a big place, y’all. Whatever…
LISTEN: Madlib, M.E.D., and Blu Share “Knock Knock” feat. MF DOOM
The collaborative LP “Bad Neighbor” will drop October 30
Madlib, “Rock Konducta Pt. 1 & 2”
Rock Konducta Pt. 1 & 2—the double album of fifty-plus instrumental tracks and beats from the inventive, chimerical hip-hop producer Madlib—is at the same time wildly disorienting, startlingly brilliant, and sort of disappointing.